The mysticism of the Far-Right

7 Apr

Lloyd George famously pronounced Hitler a reasonable man with reasonable aims. But had he spoken to him recently about how the Fuhrer used a dowser to scour the Reich Chancellery for “cancerous death rays”, or for that matter to Goebbels about Nostradamus? The French soothsayer was Goebbels’ favourite nightstand reading. For his part, Himmler employed his own private sage, a […]

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Are you a Scrabble sadist or a Cluedo nerd?

30 Mar

It is only in the most extreme circumstances that people, stripped bare of the veneer of civilisation, show their true natures. A crisis like the present one brings out the best, and the worst of the humanity. We are tested in the fire. In this case, not the purifying fire of war but the ouchy burny fire of staying […]

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